Headline RoundupJuly 22nd, 2022

Federal Probe of Hunter Biden Reportedly Nears 'Critical Juncture'

Summary from the AllSides News Team

According to anonymous sources cited by CNN, the federal investigation of Hunter Biden's business activities is "nearing a critical juncture as investigators weigh possible charges."

The probe, which began in 2018, mainly concerns Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings while his father, President Joe Biden, served as vice president under former President Barack Obama. Prosecutors are reportedly evaluating potential tax violations and instances of money laundering, as well as whether Biden made a false statement regarding his purchase of a firearm when he would have been prevented from doing so because of his struggles with addiction. The CNN report also said prosecutors are confronting "Justice Department guidelines to generally avoid bringing politically sensitive cases close to an election."

Coverage across the spectrum framed the probe as an issue for the Biden administration. Right-rated outlets have focused on the investigation much more than left- and center-rated sources. Many on the right frame Hunter Biden as a criminal; suggest that his father was aware of his son's business dealings despite his denials of that allegation; highlight voices who accuse the Biden's of corruption; and criticize mainstream media outlets for purportedly downplaying the probe for political reasons.

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